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Football tourney in Japan supports Vietnamese people after disaster

by VNA16 October 2019 Last updated at 16:31 PM

Participating teams' representatives pose for a group photo
Participating teams' representatives pose for a group photo

VTV.vn - Nearly 1,000 overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in Japan participated in a football tournament aiming to help the Vietnamese community overcome the consequences of Typhoon Hagibis, which recently wreaked havoc in the country.

The “FAVIJA Kansai Cup 2019” kicked off in early October and the final round took place on October 13, right after the typhoon made landfall in Japan.

It was held by the football association of Vietnamese people in Japan (FAVIJA) under the sponsorship of the Vietnamese embassy in the country.

The tourney, held in Osaka city in Japan’s central region, saw the participation of 34 teams of OVs in the country which were divided into eight groups.

FC Kazoku triumphed at the tournament, followed by FC NTO, Huu FC and Thanh Hoa Osaka FC.

FAVIJA Chairman Do Quang Ba said the top four will compete at a football tournament for OVs across Japan slated for November.

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